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Per Diem Educators - MCNY

Per Diem Educators - Museum of the City of New York

The Museum seeks Per Diem Educators to join the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center to provide interactive experiences for school children about New York City’s past, present, and future that are interdisciplinary and bring together history, art, and STEM connections in science, technology, engineering, and math. The field trips use the Museum’s exhibitions and classrooms to provide content-rich programs for a wide ranging audience, from kindergarten through high school. Educators will participate in trainings and teach in the Museum’s New York at Its Core exhibition that presents the compelling story of New York’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” a preeminent global city now facing the future in a changing world.  

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation.  Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City.  It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.

There is some flexibility as to which days of the week candidates are available, but priority will be given to those who can work mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and can be available more than two days a week. 

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Implement the Field Trips by engaging students in discussion, inquiry, and hands-on activities for groups in grades K - 12

Attend curator and educator-led trainings throughout the year

Set up before and clean up after your group’s visit

Make sure the group’s leader fills out the evaluation before leaving

Work with full-time staff to re-order supplies and materials, address concerns about programs, and evaluate certain program aspects (as needed). 

A successful candidate will have: 

BA or BS in education, history, art history, or museum studies. M.A./M.S. preferred.

Only individuals with previous teaching experience should apply. Prior experience teaching in a Museum setting is valued. 

Knowledge of New York City history

Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for working with school children


Creativity and imagination

Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly

Educators are paid $60/program for direct work with children. Training rate will vary. Please note that all educators will be required to be fingerprinted through the Department of Education.


Please email your resume and cover letter to the Museum of the City of New York Attention: Human Resources Department to   To be considered, please include Per Diem Educator within the subject line of your email.  

The Museum of the City of New York is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about learning more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban issues. Our staff members are dedicated to working towards a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the world.

The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the museum provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination with respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status, military status or veteran, national origin, political association, political/personal convictions, predisposing genetic characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographic location, philosophies, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All employment-related decisions are based solely on relevant criteria including training, experience, and suitability.